Lawmakers try to fix legislation meant to honor Army captain
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Lawmakers are working to correct legislation intended to honor a fallen U.S. Army captain whose Muslim father spoke out against candidate Donald Trump.
The Daily Progress reports that former Rep. Tom Garrett meant to rename a Charlottesville post office in honor of Army Capt. Humayun Khan, but he says the bill Trump signed into law last month renames a privately owned facility instead.
Garrett says a bill with an amended location passed out of committee, but floor staff mistakenly put the original bill up for a vote.
Miryam Lipper, a spokeswoman for Sen. Tim Kaine, says Congress will consider a change.
The University of Virginia alumnus was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star after his 2004 death in Iraq. His father, Khizr Khan, became well known for his criticism of Trump during the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Information from: The Daily Progress, http://www.dailyprogress.com